One of the things that makes us happiest is finding a mid-range bit of kit to vastly out-perform the expectations generated by its price point.
When you ride in a £200 helmet, you expect it to be pretty great, but when you ride in a £60 helmet you don’t necessarily expect to find yourself wanting to wear that helmet all the time, leaving those top-end lids sat in the cupboard. But that’s exactly what happened when we tested the Lazer Blade.
Lazer’s top-end road helmet is the Z1 – another brilliant piece of kit, by the way – but if you want one it’ll set you back a penny under £200, certainly not the sort of cash most people have lying around to spend on a helmet. It’s far from the most expensive helmet Lazer have ever made, though, as they once provided a couple of lids to Tom Boonen and Paolo Bettini that had 1.18 carat diamonds embedded into them. Oh and they had gold nameplates as well, just in case they weren’t expensive enough.